City Infrastructure Projects

Current Projects

Defiance Splash Park (2018)

*** Splash Park is closed until Spring 2019.  Playgrounds are still open and ready for fun!  ***

Completion of a brand new Splash Park replacing the old Bronson Pool. This park includes many fun water features and a water labyrinth for toddlers, playground areas, tables and benches, and canopies. The splash house has been updated and provides restrooms  and changing areas. New shelter house will be added on site in future years. The site is open to all and free of charge. Funded in part by the community through donations of all sizes – a true community effort!


East High Street (2018)

Construction Start: May 2018

Anticipated Completion: December 2018

Reconstruction of E. High Street from Clinton Street to SR 424. Project will include new sidewalk, lighting, street trees, storm water components, sewer rehabilitation, and the reconfiguration of the intersection at High and SR 424. Funded through Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) and local funds.



Maumee River Streambank Stabilization & Water Quality Improvement (2018)

Construction Start: July 2018

Anticipated Completion: October 2018

Riverfront stabilization projects along Pontiac Park and the Fort Grounds. Additional information can be found:  Project funding provided by Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).


Holgate Park Renovations (2018)

In Summer 2018, renovations will begin at Holgate Avenue Park. Changes include new playground equipment, new landscaping and a new shelter house. The gazebo will remain and the trees will be trimmed surrounding the gazebo.


Reservoir Nature Trail (2018)

The Reservoir Nature Trail is located to the north of the Reservoir and will connect with the Canal Parkway Phase 1 Project, the walking trail around the reservoir. This new nature trail will be approximately 4200 feet of asphalt and boardwalk materials creating a multi-use path through the woods. This trail will be wheelchair friendly and will provide points of interest and overlook areas along the way. Funding sources include Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).


Geneva Boulevard (2018)

Construction Start: August 2018

Extension from Latchaw Drive to Olson Commercial Cold Storage. Funding provided jointly through Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Jobs & Commerce Division, Ohio Development Services (ODSA) Roadwork Development (629) funds, and Transportation Improvement District (TID) funds for Defiance County. This is an economic development project.


Latchaw Drive Sanitary Sewer Improvement (2018)

Installation of approximately 1 mile of new gravity sanitary sewer, new pump station and forcemain along West High Street and Latchaw Drive to provide sewer service for existing and future development


Clinton Street Bridge Replacement (2019)

Construction start: early 2019

Anticipated completion: 12 months

Complete reconstruction of the Clinton Street Bridge in downtown Defiance. The bridge will be widened and provide walking/biking paths and overlooks. The bridge will be completely shut down during construction. More details will be available once ODOT finalizes the schedule by the end of 2018.


Cleveland/Ottawa Intersection Improvements (2021)

Reconfiguration of a non-controlled intersection to address safety issues. Construction of a single-lane roundabout based on the recommendations of the Ottawa Avenue Feasibility Study completed by Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. in 2016. Funding through ODOT Safety Program and ODOT Small Cities Program.

Stakeholder Meeting #1 Scheduled: August 16, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Stakeholder Meeting #1 Comment Form 

Stakeholder Meeting #2 Scheduled: December 18, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Stakeholder Meeting #2 News Release

Stakeholder Meeting #2 Maps

Stakeholder Meeting #2 Comment Form


Road Closure & Construction

When a Road Closure or Detour is needed.

Road closures or detours are generally needed when various infrastructure related construction is taking place in the public Right-of-Way to such an extent that the thru travel of the roadway is impaired. The roadway may be Closed or Closed to thru traffic.

If a road is signed Closed, it cannot be accessed.

If a road is signed Closed Local Traffic Only, or Closed to Thru Traffic, it can be accessed by the local residents or businesses and patrons to the businesses in the affected area. Thru traffic, however, is not allowed to use the roadway.

Below are maps of the current and future Road Closure / Detours and Areas Under Construction that are or will be in effect for the City of Defiance. The road closures and detours shown are only those that are planned as a result of capital improvement (construction) projects or known road related closures. (Unplanned road closures, such as emergency road repairs, accidents, or related closures needed by public or private entities such as Railroad, Telephone, Gas, or other entities may not be shown)